Directed by Michael Curtiz. US. 1942. NR. 1 hour 42 minutes. Warner. Digital.
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country. With its perfect blend of witty dialogue, superlative performances, and brilliant timing, Casablanca has earned its place as one of the . . .
Directed by David Fincher. US. 1995. R. 2 hours 7 minutes. Warner. 35mm.
When retiring police Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) tackles a final case with the aid of newly transferred David Mills (Brad Pitt), they discover a number of elaborate and sadistic murders. They soon realize they are dealing with a serial killer who is targeting people he thinks represent one of the seven deadly sins. Unsettling and influential, director David Fincher’s blend of police procedural and horror features a superb . . .
Directed by Ida Lupino. US. 1953. NR. 1 hour 11 minutes. Kino. Digital.
Ida Lupino had always disliked the superficially feminine roles she was often offered as a screen actress, yet it is surprising that the only female member of the Hollywood Director’s Guild in the early 1950s would make a film with no women in it at all. The plot of The Hitch-Hiker is simple: a gritty noir about a criminal (William Talman) who kidnaps two friends (Edmond O’Brien . . .